A recent Coke Studio Pakistan rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Afreen Afreen" featuring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and newcomer Momina Mustehsan has been grabbing a lot of eyeballs, having been viewed over 15 million times since it appeared on YouTube.
While the video has been winning profuse praise, however, Momina found herself being talked about on the internet for her appearance, rather than her singing talents. While a number of social media users complimented Momina on how pretty she was, one social media user vehemently disagreed with all of them.
"She's not even close to beautiful. She's just your day-to-day average looking girl. No offense but she resembles the maid girl at my house," he wrote.
However, Momina wasn't having any of it.
In her response on Facebook dated September 15, Momina called the social media user out on his elitism, and said that she couldnâ€™t understand why being compared to a maid would be offensive. "Didn't know "maid girls" at a Pakistani's house couldn't be beautiful. You CANNOT write-off someone and consider them inferior in any way based on how much money they make. WHY can't a "maid girl" be beautiful?!"
She also took to Twitter to say that while it had become a fad to dislike her and put her down, she had never made any inflated claims about her looks or even her vocal talents.
Its become cool to hate me. Im not a model,neither do I claim to be a great vocalist.Im just an average happy girl https://t.co/jLHJkLe4J1â€” Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) September 16, 2016
Check out some of her Coke Studio performances here: